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Coronavirus spreads in Illinois, affecting the reopening of LHS

On Oct. 31, the LHS parking lot transformed into a mobile COVID-19 testing site, free of cost and available to all Libertyville residents.
November 17, 2020

Similar to many other states in the U.S., Illinois has been struggling with battling Coronavirus, especially recently. In the last month, the case count has been rising dramatically. As of Nov. 10,  Illinois...

Equity Club Begins, with Plans to Make Change

November 17, 2020

Students Supporting Equal Rights (SSER) is a new, equity-driven club started this fall. Led by juniors Debjani Maitra and Maddy Tepper, and senior Amal Hasan (a member of DOI), the club has two main...

Data Analysis of the 2020 US Elections

Data Analysis of the 2020 US Elections
November 11, 2020

In mid-October, Drops of Ink conducted a mock presidential election among the student body of LHS. Last week, more than 150 million citizens of the United States cast their ballot for the next president....

Local Businesses Struggle But Survive

The Liberty Restaurant has drawn back many of their regular customers with abundant outdoor seating. They utilized their large parking lot to create this new space.
October 21, 2020

Since the shutdown of restaurants and retailers in March due to CDC guidelines in response to COVID-19, most American businesses -- particularly small businesses -- have taken a hit, including those in...

LHS Hosts Events to Engage Student Body

Senior Cate Sanders signs and leaves her handprint on the mural wall dedicated to Class of 2021 seniors.
October 21, 2020

E-learning has not stopped LHS from encouraging school spirit and bringing students together during these confined times. Either through Zoom or carefully monitored in-person events, students have...

Mock Presidential Election

Mock Presidential Election
October 21, 2020

The Local Candidates

The Local Candidates
October 21, 2020

This election, Lake County voters have the chance to weigh in on 15 ballot items. They can vote on the president, legislators, judicial retention, countywide offices, a state constitutional amendment and...

School Prepares for Hybrid Model as Reactions Vary

LHS is starting its hybrid learning schedule on Oct. 29. They will be both in-person and online learning for hybrid days, much of it still taking place over Zoom.
October 19, 2020

On Monday, Oct. 5, the District 128 Board of Education voted in favor of implementing a hybrid learning plan for Libertyville and Vernon Hills High Schools for students who wish to return to in-person...

Some Cool News: Episode III

October 18, 2020

"The news has not all been bad. There are some very cool things happening in the world right now and I am here today to tell you all about them." - Andrew Brooks

Dog adoptions increase during pandemic

Shelters like Reach Rescue are struggling to keep up with the demands of their customers.
October 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused panic at times over the past seven months, and a sometimes-overlooked group affected by it is animals. For shelter dogs, the pandemic may have been a blessing in disguise.  When...

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